Let's talk about Youtubers, /v/. They seem to be in the news a lot lately for shitty reasons like Yogscast being scam artists, so it'd be interesting to have an open discussion about them.
Do you watch them? Do you hate them? What do you like about them? What do you NOT like about them?
This faggot related.
I think everybody already knows about Cr1tikal, but in case you don't, he's a gaming Youtuber who doesn't do all the bullshit that other people do that makes them so hated.
For a start, nobody knows what he looks like. Secondly, he doesn't whore himself out for a 'network' or a 'partner' or whatever. Thirdly, all the considerable profits he makes from getting such high views and massive subscribers, he donates to charity. He's proven this, with timestamped bank statements and such.
He's also, I think, actually fucking hilarious.
It's hard to find a picture to go with the post, since he doesn't post his face, so here's this.
Well, /v/ talks about them specifically a lot. I thought it'd be nice to have a more general thread that isn't just constant "THESE GUYS ARE SCAMMING ASSHOLES FUCK THEM AND THEIR BRITISH CUNT FACES"
I don't know where the fuck this guy's gone, but I also used to like Sir Ron Lionheart. I think he's been posted on /v/ a couple of times. His runs of Sonic are amazing.
If he happens to read this, come the fuck back.
I hate people on YouTube who play a game... And then go picture-in-picture with a camera pointed at them.
What does seeing your face have to do with the game-playing experience?
These people are attetion whores.
A proper game play/let's play will never show the actual player, or only show them as an intro or outro
although there's no reason for it, i get pretty irritated when i see YOGSCAST MINECRAFT MAP VIDEO #23778826252 with a million views
i have irrational dislike for basically everyone that posts gaming 'commentaries'
They're just people making videos and exploiting their popularity for easy money.
They can make a profit just because they hit all the right notes of appealing to the internet's lowest common denominator of entertainment values.
Game Grumps only makes it big because of Ego's popularity from his videos and people find loud obnoxious voices funny and worth watching a whole 25 minutes of every single time.
tldr; fuck them they should get real jobs instead of relying on some short term business that eventually bites them in the ass anyway
This is a pretty new channel that I found
on /v/. Hi, you viralling faggot. Seems pretty chill. It's a British man playing shit games. He's pretty good at it. Did that one 'interlude' video that's like a dramatic reading of some shit visual novel that was on here for a bit.
These guys are Swedish or some shit, i dunno. They do funny co-op videos where they 'break' games and focus mainly on glitches.
That basically exhausts my list of videogame Youtube people, because the only other Youtuber I watch is
Ashensand he isn't really videogame related.
I like the best friends because they remind me of some of my old friends I used to play games and have fun with, before two of them moved away, one of them out of the country and one even managed to get himself killed because he was a fucking retard who got shitfaced and drove into a fucking mountain.
>no talk of our glorious dead prince
How are videos of people exclusively playing videogames, who are now (whether you like it or not) an ingrained part of videogame 'culture' not related to video games? Hate it if you want, but it IS vidya-related.
Pewdiepie represents the part of gaming that I never venture into unless it is just to see what is up. Linear vs non linear video games are like two different worlds, I don't think some people understand that.
i hate anyone who plays fucking minecraft
its the fucking lowest form of entertainment, that only retards with no brains watch
that, on top of scams, is why i hate yogscast, as well as a whole mess of other youtubers
I don't like their effect on the youth.
It seems like the only thing my nephew does is watch minecraft LP's, instead of actually playing the game.
I think kids are going to start thinking of let's plays being better than actually playing the game themselves, and only play to emulate the people they see on the internet.
Monkey see monkey do I suppose.
Also, I'm not into youtubers personally, but I don't mind watching a jon tron video every once in a while.
>What do you NOT like about them?
Pretty much that they're talentless hacks, at least the people that base their channel solely around gaming. Most of them have an over inflated sense of importance and think they're saving the industry, (see Totalbiscuit or Angry Joe) which is pretty insufferable. The ones that ham it up and overreact to target the 14 year olds that make up the majority of youtubers are even worse. I can't wait for the trend of companies making claims against their videos and AdSense taking "their" money to hit its peak.
Somehow, I forgot The Best Gamers who I'm almost 100% certain must be from /v/, because the're basically you lot, but on video.
They do incredibly on-point reviews of games.
One of these two posted on /v/ ages ago. As they're brothers I think they've got good chemistry. I grew up playing games but my younger brother had no interest in them so I very rarely played with anyone else unless I had friends over, watching these two was like a surrogate.
HEY WHAT'S UP GUYS THIS IS CRITIKAL NIPPLES SHITTING DICKS INTO MY ASSHOLE LOOK AT THIS FUCKING FAGGOT NIPPLE LICKER SNORTING SHIT THROUGH HIS EYEBALLS OK GUYS REMEMBER TO LIKE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE
I don't think it's pathetic. i think it's a great game if you can get it working. You telling me you WOULDN'T want to get paid for sitting on your ass playing videogames? Get the fuck out of here.
Best part is, DSP does it and he's literally the most talentless person to ever live, but /v/ keeps feeding him cash through mockery
>People playing videogames
Are we going to discuss about the games that they are playing? No? Then it's not related to video games and therefore don't belong on /v/.
Go suck your e-celeb cock somewhere else.
Certainkly my firend I'm sure that not double spacing everythuing will make my text incredibly nice to read and fun and fine. In fact, i want to go into detail about just how much i love not spacing my text out. You see, there are some poeple who like spaced text and some who don't. I would count myself in the area of the people who do not, but then again every now and then my conciousness slides to the otther side. I am truly disgusted with myself when I think this way. As i was just a few seconds ago while reading OP's text. Why space when you can race? Speaking of racing, I think that cars are overrated unless they are racing....through space! Hah! I bet I got you there. Yes, you see I am very pasisonate about space cars and the like. As long as it's a car and traveling through space you can say that i have an interest in it. Not always though, there are some space cars that just don't tickle my fancy. You know what I mean? IO like to call them bad space cars. I like to think this name is very orignal. I was actually thinking of gettin g it copyrighted down the line. Well, i think my point here is that i sure do hate to space out my text. Especially double spacing it. That is the kind of stuff that I hate ,more than bad space cars.
They catter to little children, thus making it impossible to watch, they shout and make stupid gestures OR they spout a lot of annoying memes for fedora neckbeards trying to find their own community OR they are blant tit showers.
I only watch games on youtube for shit like TWD. Other than that I see no reason to watch them.
Also cool advertising thread OP.
You wanna know who I can't stand? Pewdiepie's girlfriend. She's got this overly cutesy moe weeb thing going on, and it's annoying, it makes her seem dim/autistic, like act fucking normal.
Exactly. They're one of the few channels that puts out videos that can literally make me laugh for minutes at a time, till I have tears running down my face
>Those Garry Newman jokes
>using numbers in your username
oh boy he reminds me someone
No, let's not.
Youtubers will rot in hell.
They're basically the main cause of everything.
Hipsters, jews, feminism, fake "hurr i'm a nerd xd" people, neckbeards and cowadoody\minecraft audiences.
Why is it so important for people for youtubers to donate their profits to charity?
Will you donate most of your earning from a job you enjoy doing?
In any case, I do love his Winnie The Pooh's Home Run Derby video. You can actually hear emotions in his voice in it.
to be honest i only ever watch dark souls videos, there are a couple who are actually really good at PvP and do interesting things and they don't have faggy voices. Plus they stress to just have fun in the game
>Do you watch them? Do you hate them? What do you like about them? What do you NOT like about them?
Yes. They're mostly just a timesink and a sort of background noise.
Quality and enjoyability ranges from the player and game.
They provide a chance to get into a game's story or mechanics without having to dedicate the time and focus to play. Loss of the personal satisfaction and immersion of doing it myself is a fine tradeoff. There are definitely some games I avoid so I can get the full experience.
It becoming a job for people irks me a bit. The need to entertain results in many coming off extremely disingenuous with their personality and reactions which is off putting.
I don't think it's 'important', I think it just sets certain people apart from the "THEY'RE GETTING PAID TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES! FUCKING ASSHOLES!" group that I think /v/ as a 'whole' associates Youtubers with.
>tfw have been watching the same LPer for over 3 years now
>tfw never see his name mentioned in these kind of threads even though he has over 300.000 subs
>the only "bad" thing he does is "remember to subscribe, like etc" which is at the very end of his videos
>he isn't a camwhore
How about you, /v/?
I had a youtube account of my own with about 8 years of videos now but I'm getting so sick of Google's bullshit lately that I'm seriously considering moving all my stuff to some other video hosting site. Does anyone know of a good alternative?
>mfw every youtuber is a talentless jew hack
>tfw none of them can even play properly
I used to kind of like game grumps but now JonTron is gone and that annoying danny fuck who won't shut the fuck up and has apparently done everything there is to do in the world has absolutely ruined it for me
I would love to hate Pewdiepie, but i like his videos. He's not funny, but he has a similar taste and way to play like me.
Anyway, i'm not into watching youtubers, i just have seen a bunch of his videos
I was planning on making an account intentionally lambasting these incompetent Let's Play fags a couple years ago, but now that are so many of these fuckers, genuinely at the level of awfulness I was attempting to troll people with, that I just don't see the point anymore.
Why not just watch gameplay or play the weird unique games instead of listening to some faggot say dick/balls/shit/other profanities for 10 minutes?
You might as well watch PewDiePie because he does the same shit except with a facecam.
He's a nitpicky bitch. Egoraptor hasn't been relevant since the beginning of Game Grumps. and even before then, he's only been sporadically good with his first Pokemon vid and the Zelda one.
>this youtuber is not a camwhore
>he doesn't rage
>he doesn't try to be funny
>he plays carefully not missing stuff
Who is he, /v/?
pewdiepie is an absolute cock gobbling faggot. but even with his faggot eyes he can see bullshit in video games and points them out with sarcastic responses
his reactions to gaming bullshit is literally the only reason to watch his show
I watch Skawt Mohnley Here and learn how to flyee safe.
He has been doing Youtube videos for 6 years and non of his video has +100K
failing that, you're just fan-blind to pleb tier "hurr durr so randum lol nerd"
I do guess it's jealousy for the most part.
I mean, Pewdiepie does release 2-3 videos per day pretty much that are cut and edited so no matter what you think of him I'd say he does put considerable hours into it and treats it as his job for now. Feel free to call him shit and everything but he does work for it. Is it hard or not? No fucking idea, I don't play games for hours per day and edit them for possibly hours per day bu I can imagine it can be a fucking chore at times because you can't always choose what to play and sorta have to play and edit videos even when you're not in the mood for it.
Admittedly I actually did enjoy his Dark Souls videos, seemed m ore genuine and he actually beat the game and didn't blame the game on his mistakes.
Stop making excuses for shitty taste in humor. You watching some shitty videos don't affect me, but don't try to make retarded excuses for not being able to play "unique" games. If you don't know how to find them without relying on some YTber than you're retarded.
>tfw looking in the comments at all the autistic children fighting over emile/jon
I just enjoy watching them play Mario Party. They actually have a vague idea how to do well.
>He's a really positive force for the game industry, and I'd be willing to bet indie games wouldn't be as popular without him
indie games are a cancer anything that supports them supports cancer
I don't enjoy this guy's content. In fact, I find it mostly dumb. However, he works very hard and makes a lot of money off of YouTube. You guys can talk shit about him all you want, but if I could make the supposed money that he does by acting like a fool in front of a camera, you bet your ass I'd do it, at least for a year. PewDiePie's got it figured out.
Personally I think his videos are boring.
But the fact that someone can do his own thing ( he really feels comfortable in his own style and doesn't deviate from it for others) and out of pure passion ( he said himself he donates to keep it a hobby, this proves he is an enthusiast and not an employee of his project. ) and still become acclaimed by the regular person - that, is a beacon of hope for all of us.
I like informative dudes. Not like gossip, lets entertain some idiots type shit, fuckers who will spend 20 minutes explaining lore, performance, developer information, engine specific/programming, or something like that. Sometimes you run into actual designers, or people who just know what the fuck is up. Kinda rare tho.
Don't give a shit about reviews. I don't see a point in them useless.
DSP doesn't make shit, especially if you take into account how many hours a day he streams and records videos. There's a reason he moved across the country to a state with lower taxes. If he clears more than 30k I'd be surprised. Not everybody makes PewDiePie money.
I enjoyed his Corpse Party playthrough, I expected him to make fun of it because the "lol anime" and "lol Japan" attitude that you'd think someone like him would have, but he seemed to be genuinely invested in the plot.
It basically requires two things for me to watch somebody's video:
>Knowledgeable about the game
>Not awkward and doesn't act like a retard (this is popular for some reason?)
Jerma is decent at TF2, but he acts like a retard. Dropped.
STAR_ is decent at TF2, and doesn't act like a retard. Resentfully subbed because I can't find anyone better.
I like the IG team. Lawrence can fuck off though
Let's talking about LPers who now hate the games they LP but are only continuing with 877 ep LPs for the money
The only Youtuber that I really give a shit about anymore is Nerd3.
Ive tried to, but I just don't really find them funny. They all seem like great guys and can be funny on their own, but I just don't ever really laugh when I watch Continue?. I still sorta like the show though. Kinda in the same way I like AVGN
So, I don't really get involved with this "Youtuber" crap, but I'm guessing a LPer has to actually be decent at the game they're going to play if it's competitive (Smash, CoD, Pokemon)?
+800 episodes of a single game
this is beyond autism
Youtube will never be anything more than a video uploading tool for me. Fuck everyone who tries to turn it into some sort of "community", fuck the "channel" bullshit, fuck the wannabe celebrities.
Pokemon tourneyfag, the only reason I'd watch someone playing Showdown is if they're really fucking pro. Otherwise, I might as well just be playing Showdown myself.
I don't need to hear the thought processes of people who aren't better than me. It's pointless. I learn nothing from it, and don't enjoy the experience more than I'd enjoy actively beating people.
To further see that he has so many views on that, when it's bad play, is disappointing.
A condo is not a house, anon. A PC that expensive is more than doable for most working class people that choose to put their money into their hobby. I agree that he makes more than he should, by far, but it's not from /v/ talking shit about him.
Older ones were okay, but this most recent Zelda one was awful.
Literally all of his reasons for not liking OoT were "it's not Link to the Past" and "I'm really bad at video games and have ADD and can't actually pay attention so that makes the game bad." Literally everything he complained about was a nitpick and didn't even list a single reason why OoT was a great game or list any flaws of LttP. Stupid video, and he's just using his popularity as a platform to get other people to share his opinion, even though he's pretty objectively wrong in almost all of his complaints. Ego just hates newer games (especially N64 games for some reason) and likes to act like he doesn't like well-regarded games for some reason. The Zelda Sequliitis was a desperate attempt to try to stay relevant, because people will get sick of Game Grumps very quickly
Anyone else love this Glor-ee-uss motherfucker?
AVGN started all of this, dude. PewDiePie came around like 3 years ago; AVGN made his first videos in 2002.
LPs and the whole facecam thing are pretty new, but people have been making AVGN-esque videos for close to 10 years now
They are fucking stupid, any one of us could make a channel and show ourselves playing vidya in out "natural habitats". But that shit shouldn't be shown on video, nor are those people real gamers.
Plus we don't want to hear you fight with your mom over doing chores while you show us your cool headshot video or have you talk boringly over gameplay.
Get a real jabbbbb
I liked VaatiVidya until he started being a shill and attention whore, there was literally no reason for him to start showing his face other then for views
I've been doing it for a little over a year now, and seeing how much I've improved since the first episode is really cool. I don't think I get any views outside my friends and family, but I still like doing it.
Danny sucks a lot. Seems like a nice guy, but wow did he make Game Grumps boring. Egoraptor doesn't even try anymore, and they make those stupid "Steam Train" videos and now there's a new show where his stupid girlfriend is the host? No thanks.
Bring back the days where it was JonTron and Ego playing games, discussing game design, and having a lot of fun doing it and keep this "totally hahahaha yeah man totally" garbage we have now.
Does /v/ like JonTron? His videos aren't really informative in any way and aren't about actually showcasing a game, but he's the funniest gaming youtuber I've ever seen, bar none
JonTron goes the extra mile. He goes out and does live video in relevant places, he ties things together nicely. He's really, really good at looking 'professional'. I think he's probably a better editor than he is anything else.
This man conflicts me, he has a great voice but he wastes it being a Pewdiepie clone
At least he speaks better in the DYKG for Doom
Beaglerush plays some good X-COM.
Indrid casts a Dawn of War 2 mod.
I dunno if they count as youtube personalities. They just kinda do their thing.
It hurts me so much that he stopped.
Also I kinda like these guys:
Have you ever watched Jontron? He really only did the "ech" thing a bunch as a joke when he was with Game Grumps. Fans are actually the ones who started pointing it out, because it's just something he naturally does I guess.
Yeah, I feel the same way about him. He's a really humble, cool guy too it seems like. I watched some panel with him and JonTron and Dodger and some other people a while back and he was really nice and seemed really cool, so that's nice. A lot of Youtubers act like they're celebrities because they're popular on Youtube, but he's not like that
But yeah, his videos aren't really my thing. I don't find him funny really and he's cashing in on the whole PewDiePie thing, which is unfortunate
he also made one of those Tag My Life videos on youtube and I decided to see it because why not.
He learned a ton of stuff involving computers and coding throughout his younger life and wanted to do stuff like that.
But no he wastes that potential being an unfunny retard.
I'd rather someone just quit while they're original and funny. Like Swedish Meal Time for example. Their stuff was great up until they went on hiatus for like 2 years. Now they're back, they've succumbed to the Youtube machine.
I like Manlytears/Britbong and there's nothing you can do about it.
>sometimes funny, "i'm a disabled child with autism, how dare you not donate", funny shit like that
>he get's deleted
>fedora tip XD i'm so autistic and basically every /b/-tier meme you can think
Reminder that the TRUE and HONEST first Let's Play ever was by CWC. As a VCR recording he sent Nintendo.
One of the only youtubers I watch regularly is vinesauce. His videos are mostly from live streams, he isn't annoying to listen to, he's funny and he plays the types of games I like. His videos are well edited and to the point plus the quality and variety of his videos is always high. He does corruptions a lot, but there's a ton of other stuff on his channel that's even better. Gotta pay the bills I guess. So yeah, Vinesauce is legit.
>he does put considerable hours into it and treats it as his job for now
That, and when you're hobby becomes a job, the fun begins to evaporate. I wonder if there's times where he doesn't want to even look at games.
There's also not a fuckload of videos per week. I hate youtubers that upload like 3 videos a day. I can't keep up with that shit, I have a fucking job. I like that I can keep up with the vinesauce main channel and I actually really anticipate the next video. Reminds me of old AVGN in a way
What the fuck?, he is one of the only ones that plays because he likes to, not because he is a jew
The "real" job fascination is simply jealousy. Nothing more. It's neckbeards and talentless, no personality spergies that probably tried to stream or make videos but failed miserably.
They see the success of the popular youtubers and they scream "GET A REAL JOB FAGGOT" because deep down they are shitty people who can't make anything useful of themselves. Flipping burgers and shitting on success seem to go hand in hand.
>He's literally so fat that he has to stop in the middle of a sentence, after a cut, to breath.
>asking /v/ for their opinions
You've made a mistake
As bad as Game Grumps has become, I will always love them for these videos:
"Hurrrr get a real job." Some of these youtubes probably worked real jobs and ended up finding a way to make a living doing something they enjoy.
Not everyone can just make videos and immediately be successful. There are youtube "let's players" with over a thousand videos and like 500 subs. And they probably fucking appreciate those 500 subs and don't scream on /v/ about how JonTron needs a "real" job.
Seriously, that shit sickens me. It's not easy to make something entertaining, then keep making entertaining things that appear somewhat professional.
The "get a real job" scum are the worst kind. The jealous, dead end losers that will be working at Wallmart the rest of their lives because their hatred makes them unlikable failures.
People that think others were handed success on a silver platter are often unmotivated enough to actually make something of themselves. If you think the world is unfair, you won't even try to succeed. Luckily, the world DOES need gas station attendants.
>no hellfire commentaries
Let's fix that.
>tfw I want to make a group lets play with my friends because they seem to be all the rage lately
>"hahalol yeah that's a good idea let's do it lol"
>I will never get rich from playing videogames
Then do it because it's fun. Plus when you're older, you'll have a video of you and your friends having fun playing video games, which I can guarantee you you'll like. That's what I do.
To be honest, I would likely enjoy it far less if I did it on my own. That's one of the main reasons I wanted to try it with my 'bros'. I just don't know why it is so borderline impossible to get anybody to do anything with me. They always seem to think I'm trying to make a joke or something.
holy fuck well fucking done 10/10 post. You trolled the entire fucking thread.
Uh I know JonTron once commented like "Jesus Christ" or "sigh" or something on a PewDiePie video and his fans got pissed at him, but I'm not sure. I know Jon and Arin used to make fun PewDiePie and some other similar YTers on occasion though
Yeah, I think he likes Jon. You know, PDP's fame kind of reminds me of Egoraptor's fame though. Like, those sequilitis videos; nobody dares to question his opinion because he's Egoraptor and his fans don't tolerate hate really.
Old Game Grumps is great. New GG is kinda stupid and they've got all these new, unfunny people involved which kinda brings it down.
Jontron is great.
AVGN is irrelevant now, but his old videos are classic.
PeanutButterGamer is alright. Not that funny, but I like his videos.
PDP and Markiplier are awful.
Chuggaconroy (i dunno how to spell it) is really good for walkthroughs, but he's not funny and his voice is annoying kinda. No memes though.
I don't care if someone makes money off of Youtube. What I DO care about is if someone feels like they're entitled to making a living off of Youtube because other people can. Truth is, until you get a lot of subscribers, you're going to be making a pittance; it might be enough to continue funding your videos, but it's almost assuredly not enough to live on. Chip mentioned in his panel that he makes a few hundred a month from adbucks, and he has a bit over 20k subscribers. And even if you DO have a lot of subscribers, you have to shit out multiple videos a day to even come close to making a living. They sure as hell don't put out that many videos because they care about their subscribers.
The thing is, the market is just glutted with people who are trying to do this. But Youtube's algorithms only promote the people who are already popular, so unless you happen to make a big splash with an early video, you're pretty much sunk. People will gravitate to the PDPs, and they'll continue sucking up all the adbucks.
It's base, trash entertainment, and apparently that sells. People who are telling these fucks to get a real job are people who realize that unless you get lucky, you're not going to be able to turn it into a job. Throwing all your eggs in the Youtube basket is just begging for trouble. Get an actual career with a dependable paycheck, and do videos for fun on the side, and don't complain that you can't just sit on your ass all day and play video games and still get paid. For the most part, the ship's sailed.
>tfw no best friends
That guy's full of it.
PDP donated a lot of money once, which is great. But literally the only reason he did it is because he made some rape jokes that got him into some bad waters and wanted to win his fans back over. I'm pretty sure that's the only time he's donated money.
Also, only a fool truly believes that just throwing money at an organization is always a good thing.
this thread needs more actually funny people
Anybody here fans of The Creatures?
Or at the very least, Uberhaxornova?